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lending library


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A library from which books may be borrowed or rented for a minimal fee. Also called circulating library.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. library that provides books for use outside the building


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  • But there was no lending library close, as there had been in Wahine, no weekly trip into town for mail and newspapers and a fresh stack of library books, as there had been in Wahine.

    The Thorn Birds

  • Charlene Ferguson heads Sista’s in the Spirit, a one-woman lending library of self-help books she has collected from garage sales, second-hand stores, and donations.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • Sista’s in the Spirit: For information about Charlene Ferguson and her self-help lending library or to donate books, write to cyferguson@qwest.net, or call 303-371-8854.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • She’d even started a lending library in town, and she taught reading and writing to the little ones who lived at Swann House.

    The Lightkeeper

  • It will be seen that had De Bury's aim been consummated, a small public lending library would have been founded in Oxford, from which at first only a few duplicates would be issued, but which might, in time, have become an important institution.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages


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